September ME Blogger Update

The countdown continues…  We are now officially up to 76 Music Education Bloggers!  There are only 4 months to go in this campaign and we are already over 75% of our target goal of 100 Music education bloggers.   I am very pleased with the progress of this campaign and personally, have been working, as much as I can and very hard with this ambitious undertaking.   For every blog that I realease as a “ME Blogger” there are 5 that are SPAM, not related, totally whacky, or simply not what we’re looking for as an official ME blog. 

ME Bloggers take note: In preparation for the publiciity and articles that I am going to be writing and hope to be publishing via “snail” methods after the official end of the campaign, I am going to be going back through and checking to see if all the ME Bloggers are remaining true to our campaign pledges!  Nothing fancy, but I don’t want to have  ME blogger listed that is not active or currently inactive as we approach January 1st, of 2009…the deadline.  What do I mean by this?

Here’s what I mean:  As a ME blogger, we pledged to “post regularly” about a topic that is “interesting to you, your students, the music audience as whole, etc. -that is related to music education and/or music technology in a classroom environment… Along those lines, we’re not expecting everyone to blog everyday, every week, or even every couple of weeks, but we need ME Bloggers that are actively blogging as often as they can and regurarly…

We agreed not to “covet” all of our materials and share many of them, freely with the world…This is part of the “Global conversation” that I keep sharing with you all…  Don’t forget to comment and get in on others conversations!!!   If you’re a ME Blogger make sure you take advantage of the Carnival that Joel and I started just so we can continue to “get the word” out about Music and Education!  Amy Burns just finished a great carnival, if you missed it -check it out at her site and see what the fuss is all about!

You can find out all of the 100 Music Education Blogger Information, ideas, goals, et. here:
http://mustech.net/100-me-bloggers  Check it out today and join or re-energize yourself!

As we start a new school year, I invite you to read a ponder a few posts that link the “Spirit of the Olympics” to what we do as Music Educators written by fellow ME Bloggers.  I encourage you to think about what was written and comment about them as you have time:

Richard McCready- Tech Toys and Tunes:
ADHD kids listen to music -shocker!

Travis J. Weller – Composing Like Mad:
Lessons Learned from Michael Phelps

Dr. Joseph Pisano – MusTech.net:
Citius, Altius, Fortius – Faster, Higher, Stronger…

Take a moment to reflect, learn, and even been inspired to be a better teacher, friend, roll model, or whatever it might be.   Keep those ME Blogger Posts and Comments Coming!!!!  Maybe now is the time to make some “New Year Resolutions”…. and keep them!  It’s probably a better time for teachers anyway!

Without further prologue… Here is the current list of Music Education Bloggers (Please say hello to the new folks and re-acquaint yourselves with the veterans! and don’t forget to repost this list!!!):

  1. http://www.mustech.net 
    Dr. Joseph M. Pisano- MusTech.net
  2. http://digitalmusiceducator.wordpress.com 
    Owen Bradley -The Digital Music Educator
  3. http://etobiasblog.musiced.net 
    Evan Tobias- Catalysts & Connections
  4. http://musiced.about.com/ 
    Espie Estrella -About Music Education
  5. http://jamesfrankel.musiced.net/ 
    Dr. James Frankel-  Music Technology in Education
  6. http://weblog.siba.fi/msalavuo 
    Dr. Miikka Salavuo-  Music Education, Technology & Social Media
  7. http://pwhitfield.edublogs.org
    Pete Whitfield-  e-Learning for Music
  8. http://www.musicedmagic.com 
    Chad Criswell- Music Ed. Magic
  9. http://81.179.47.224/jon/ 
    Dr. Jonathan Savage- Jonathan Savage
  10. http://musictechforme.com/ 
    V. Keith Mason- Music Tech. for Me.
  11. http://tjweller.wordpress.com
    Travis J. Weller- Composing Like Mad
  12. http://mystro2b.edublogs.org/ 
    Ken Pendergrass- Music is Not for Insects
  13. http://www.soyouwanttoteach.com/ 
    Joel- So You Want to Teach
  14. http://stengel99.wordpress.com/
    Steve Engel- Music Ed. Lounge
  15. http://fsharpbflat.wordpress.com/
    Linda Granite- Bb, F#
  16. http://doublebassblog.org
    Jason Heath- Double Bass Blog
  17. http://musicisfree.ning.com/
    Robert Brannan- The Music is Free
  18. http://dvzmix.wordpress.com/
    Deborah Valdivia-Zwolinski- DVZ’s Mix
  19. http://choirteachers.blogspot.com/
    Kyle Gardner- Choir Teachers
  20. http://www.pauldraper.org
    Paul Draper- Draper’s Blogspot
  21. http://johnwilborn.wordpress.com
    John Wilborn- John Wilborn’s Weblog
  22. http://iknowithink.blogspot.com
    Leo Park- I Know…I Think
  23. http://gluedtothestring.blogspot.com
    Stan Haskins- Glued to the String
  24. http://edgroves.wordpress.com
    Edgar Groves- Edgar Groves’ Weblog
  25. http://musicedtech.wordpress.com
    Barbara Freedman- Music Ed. Tech.
  26. http://tomrudolph.berkleemusicblogs.com
    Dr. Tom Rudolph-  Make the Most of Notation Software
  27. http://wirechoir.dlewisweb.com
    Dale Lewis- Teaching the “Wire Choir”
  28. http://docandry.edublogs.org
    Dr. Kevin Andry-Dr. Andry’s Band Blog
  29. http://sperham.wordpress.com
    Steffany Perham- Perham’s Prattlings
  30. http://alexruthmann.com
    Alex Ruthmann- Alex Ruthmann’s Blog
  31. http://www.beatechie.edublogs.org
    Carol Broos- Be A Techie:)
  32. http://musicanthology.org
    Geejay Arrioloa and Jeffrey Langlois -Music Anthology  
  33. http://southiowamusiced.blogspot.com/
    Michael Compton -Southern Iowa Music Education Network
  34. http://qachsband.edublogs.org/
    Eric Wright- QACHS’s Band Blog
  35. http://jonathanfilbert.com/blog/
    Jonathan Filbert -Sound On ~Music and Music Education
  36. http://alleyjazz13.wordpress.com/
    Alison Hulihan- Marching Music
  37. http://rogerwhaley.blogspot.com
    Roger Whaley -The BandEd ToolShed
  38. http://mgrondin.edublogs.org
    Martha Grondin -Artful, Tuneful, Beatful
  39. http://percussioneducationonline.com
    Kevin Tuck -Percussion Education Online
  40. http://www.musicteachersblog.com
    Janice Tuck -The Music Teacher’s Blog
  41. http://pmsbnc.blogspot.com
    Stever Raybould -Band and Chorus PMS/PJHS
  42. http://mdberesik.wordpress.com
    Matthew Beresik -Music, Life, Education, Technology (M-LET)
  43.  http://musicedshare.wordpress.com
    Kyle Krstolic -Music Education Share
  44. http://musicedforall.blogspot.com
    Dan Leeman -Music Education for All
  45. http://amymburns.musiced.net
    Amy Burns -Elementary Music/Music Technology
  46. http://www.music.erinnwrobel.com
    Erinn Wrobel – Notes From The Mitten
  47. http://dougbutchy.wordpress.com
    Doug Butchy – Confessions of a Band Director
  48. http://studiobeemusic.com/mutech
    Rich Blenkinsopp – Studiobee Music
  49. http://musicmiddleschoolandweb20.blogspot.com/
    Susan Hurst – Music, Middle School and Web 2.0
  50. http://www.kirki.co.uk
    Dr. Phil Kirkman -Music Education and Technology Blog
  51. http://tufsdblogs.org/winze
    Ann Winze- WI Orchestra
  52. http://thirddivision.org
    David DeVoto – Third Division
  53. http://collaborativepiano.blogspot.com
    Dr. Chris Foley – The Collaborative Piano Blog
  54. http://bandguys.wordpress.com
    Matthew Pelandina and Mike Lewis – The BandGuys’ blog
  55. http://tanbur.wordpress.com
    David French -The Music Education Blogspot
  56. http://musicteachers911.blogspot.com
    Larry Marra -Music Teachers 911
  57. http://www.pianoteacherblog.com
    Rebecca Brown -Piano Teacher’s Retreat
  58. http://wordtogo.wordpress.com
    Steve Mugglin -Creativity and Songwriting in Music Education
  59. http://totalmusiceducation.blogspot.com
    Gary Albing -Total Music Education
  60. http://teachingmusicbs.com
    Ben Baker -Teaching Music
  61. http://susanadavis.com/blog
    Susan Davis -Music Technology Musings
  62. http://www.howtopractise.com (yes it’s a “s”, it’s an English spelling)
    Mike Saville – How To Practise
  63. http://www.free2create.com/blog
    Valerie Kampmeier – Free 2 Create
  64. http://musicmattersblog.com
    Natalie Wickham – Music Matters Blog
  65. http://theresawhite.edublogs.org
    Theresa White – Education In Music
  66. http://africlassical.blogspot.com
    William Zick – Africlassical
  67. http://discoverlearnplay.blogspot.com
    Eugene Cantera – Discover, Learn, Play (MusickED.com’s Blog)
  68. http://mstrismusic.com
    Ms. Tris – MsTrisMusic.com
  69. http://www.learn-theory-music.com/learn-theory-music-blog.html
    Julian Partridge – Learn Theory Music Blog
  70. Tennyson Williams – Guitar Articles.Net
    http://www.guitarticles.net
  71. Dan Thompson -Creative Kid Music
    http://creativekidmusic.wordpress.com
  72. Oscar – Educacion Musical – Music Education (Our first, in Spanish, ME Blog!)
    http://educacionmusical.blogspot.com
  73. Dr. Eric Rasmussen  – Rizz’s Blog *
    http://rizzrazz.vox.com/
  74. Mr. ReBand  *
    http://reband.wordpress.com
  75. Brenda Muench – DiscomBlogulated!  *
    http://muench.edublogs.org
  76. Thomas J. West  *
    http://www.thomasjwestmusic.com/blog.htm

*  New This Posting!

Only 24 Slots left!!!  Please re-post this list on your website if you are a ME Blogger!

Joseph M. Pisano, Ph.D. is the creator of many education websites, a lecturer, clinician, trumpeter, and conductor. He is currently the Associate Chair of Music and Director of Bands in the Calderwood School of Arts at Grove City College in PA. He been named a TI:ME Teacher of the Year, received the JEN Jazz Educator Award and the PA Citation of Excellence. He is a past Vice President of the Technology Institute for Music Educators and the current Vice-President of the PA Intercollegiate Bandmasters Association. He also writes for DCI Magazine, Teaching Music Magazine, and is the Educational Editor for In-Tune Monthly Magazine; he has contributed hundreds of articles to various publications. Find out more at his website jpisano.com.
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